Home Alone was released in theaters on November 16, 1990. It was the #1 movie at the box office for an incredible 12 straight weeks. It stayed in the Top 10 until April. It played in theaters for nine months and earned over $477 million making it the highest grossing live-action comedy of all-time. (At least until The Hangover Part 2 came along). This is just one of the Home Alone facts in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!
Just as you thought you’d stuffed yourself with all the Thanksgiving leftovers you could handle, Damon Lindelof served up one more shocking helping. Bad jokes aside (or should I say “pointless” jokes), Sunday night’s penultimate episode of The Leftovers‘ second season explained one of the biggest mysteries with a twist.
NBC’s Friends may have given us one of the last great three-camera sitcoms, but might it have been so successful under the original title, Insomnia Café? Or with Jon Cryer as Chandler? Find an extra capable of working the espresso machine, as the 33rd episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ commandeers the couch at Central Perk for some friendly facts from Friends.
It took 15 years to bring The Danish Girl to the bring screen, Tom Hooper’s latest film about the first woman to undergo gender-reassignment surgery in 1930s Berlin. Starring Eddie Redmayne as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, and Alicia Vikander as her painter wife Gerda Wegener, the film charts their love story and journey. Over an intimate luncheon and interview, Hooper shared stories of his work on the film, the real trans women consulted with and what the screenplay taught him about love and expectations.
In addition to all the great new releases heading to Netflix next month, several titles will be expiring from the service. Now is the time to stop procrastinating and start watching before these movies disappear (maybe for good). Read on for our guide to what’s expiring on Netflix Instant in December.
With the holiday season upon us, chances are you're going to have some free time on your hands, and lucky for you, Netflix is here to help you kill that time. From seasonal offerings like Bill Murray's Christmas special to new binge-watching addictions and a few good films, there's plenty of stuff to add to your queue in our guide to December's new Netflix Instant releases.
Last night, Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers looked a lot more like Lost. Here are some theories to help unpack everything that happened.
Sylvester Stallone became a star playing Rocky Balboa, but did you know that United Artists wanted to buy Stallone’s script for Rocky and cast another actor in the title role? Before they finally agreed to let Stallone have the part, they tried to cast actors like Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, and James Caan. That’s just one of the facts crammed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which goes the distance on the original 1976 classic, Rocky.
You guys are going to stay pretty busy next month with all the exciting new releases hitting theaters, but if you’re looking for a more low-key experience, there’s plenty of great stuff for you to take home and watch. Whether you’re looking to rent or own, there’s something for everyone in our guide to December’s new DVD and Blu-ray releases.
While the night was short of massive revelations (no, Luke Skywalker talk here), there were plenty of interesting, fascinating and hilarious stories as the show formally got started. Here’s the night’s greatest hits.